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Basildon locality

Basildon, which is part of the Active Essex South West Essex hub, has a population of 115,964 residents. Since 2017, the locality has been part of the Essex Local Delivery Pilot to tackle the deepened inequalities that exist for people to get active.

Measuring impact in Basildon to improve outcomes for residents

Walking Football

3.1% decrease in inactive residents in past year

The wider benefits of increased activity, is social interaction and positive wellbeing, as shown by this walking football group.

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of young people are active in Basildon as of 2023

MyOTAS have tailored outdoor activities to the emotional, social and sensory needs of neurodivergent children in Basildon.

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1% decrease in active residents living with a disability

Narrowing inequalities remains a priority. Support offered from BOSP for those living with complex disabilities to experience swimming.

Making Movement a Priority in Basildon

Find Your Active Basildon, the local network, are at the core of work undertaken in this locality. The network organise and deliver a multitude of sport and physical activity sessions and events within Basildon, Billericay and Wickford in order to get more people active and healthy. The network is represented on Basildon Health and Wellbeing board as well as helping to commission the Councils’ Sport Development Grant. Basildon is also one of the 3 Essex Local Delivery Pilot test areas as part of an exciting initiative, led by Active Essex, to build healthier, more active communities across Essex.

Take a look at how Basildon are contributing to the Fit for the Future Strategy below.

Levelling Up Health and Wellbeing
Children and Young People
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Strengthening Communities
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Sport and Physical Activity
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